DW Documentary

Tomatoes and greed – the exodus of Ghana’s farmers

| DW Documentary | What do tomatoes have to do with mass migration? Tomatoes are a poker chip in global trade policies. Subsidized products from the EU, China and elsewhere are sold at dumping prices, destroying markets and livelihoods in…

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Fakes in the art world – The mystery conman

| DW Documentary | Fake art sits unnoticed in galleries around the world. A talented fraudster has been playing the art market and ripping off collectors for years. Who is the mystery conman? Discover more in THE MYSTERY CONMAN -…

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Yemen and the global arms trade

| DW Documentary | Weapons manufactured in the West and exported to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have ended up in the hands of Yemeni militia. This is directly in contravention of international law and arms trade treaties….

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Inequality – how wealth becomes power part III

| DW Documentary | How much power do people with a lot of money really have? Who decides how Germany should look? These questions are the subject of the film “Land of Inequality – Power.” Many studies show that a…

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Inequality – how wealth becomes power part II

| DW Documentary | Christoph Gröner is one of the richest people in Germany. The son of two teachers, he has worked his way to the top. He believes that many children in Germany grow up without a fair chance…

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Inequality – how wealth becomes power part I

| DW Documentary | Germany is one of the world’s richest countries, but inequality is on the rise. The wealthy are pulling ahead, while the poor are falling behind. For the middle classes, work is no longer a means of…

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The story of a German conman

| DW Documentary | It was one of the biggest white-collar scams in German history. In the 1990s, Manfred Schmider and his company FlowTex took investors for more than two billion euros. Today, the conman himself can’t believe how easy…

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Rubber tires — a dirty business

| DW Documentary | The booming global tire market is worth billions – but this comes at a high price, both to humans and the environment. Over 50 million car tires are sold each year in Germany alone. But where…

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From rainforest to charcoal

| DW Documentary | Huge areas of tropical rainforest are being destroyed to make charcoal for barbecues. The global deforestation is leading to growing problems. Nigeria and the DRC Congo – two of Europe’s main charcoal suppliers – are also…

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Greenwashing global logging

| DW Documentary | FSC eco-certification was established 25 years ago to stop the deforestation of primeval forests by attesting that products are made from “environmentally-friendly” wood. But does the FSC really prevent illegal deforestation? Primeval forests are shrinking at…

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